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|Bullet Weight||185 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)|
|Ammo Casing||Nickel-Plated Brass|
|Ammo Caliber||.45 ACP (Auto)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1130|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||524|
In order to find out how different self-defense handgun loads perform, we decided to do some ballistics gelatin testing of our own. The chart below is a compilation of expansion and penetration data for Federal 185 gr Hydra Shok +P fired from 10 feet, through four layers of fabric (to simulate clothing), using a Kahr CW45 pistol.
The photo slider provides a close-up view of the bullets we recovered from the gelatin, and the video shows this load entering the gel in extreme slow motion.
The diagrams at the bottom of the page can give you an idea of how this load compares to other .45 ACP (Auto) self-defense loads that we tested.
We did a lot more of this ballistic gelatin testing, including over 100 different loads in a variety of calibers, so check out Lucky Gunner Labs for all the details.
|45 ACP - +P - 185 gr Hydra Shok JHP - Federal Premium - 50 Rounds|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||13.2||13.3||17.8||22.9||26.9|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.45||0.45||0.67||0.68||0.71|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||184||184||184||184.1||184.5|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||952||996||1010||1024||1026|
Review by Joseph
This ammo is excellent if you can afford it. The powder performs very well even out of shorter barrels and the bullet design has been proven effective with appropriate shot placement. Doing our own experimenting with this ammo we found the bullet carries a considerable amount of energy in the format of the .45ACP +P. It is on par with normal pressure 10mm while still maintaining relatively light recoil and with a larger diameter bullet. However a lot of people are moving over to 10mm, thus it's getting cheaper. Although 45 caliber firearms tend to last longer due to the lower pressures of .45ACP even in its +P format. I highly recommend this round in ANY caliber though.
(Posted on 12/28/2014)
1 of 4
Beautiful, looks good works perfect.
Review by Jim_ 45 S&W 9 shot stainless Dbl Action
Great price, great quality, great performance, very fast delivery.
Very happy 8-)
(Posted on 2/9/2014)
2 of 4
Review by borabill
This is my personal self defense stash. I wont be firing any of these anytime soon. The delivery was flawless in great timing and the price was most competitive.
(Posted on 1/11/2014)
3 of 4
HARD HITING AMMO
Review by ROBERT
RECOIL VERY MANAGEABLE, HARDEST HITTING OF ANY AMMO IN MY 1911
I LOVE THIS STUFF. WILL BUY MORE.
(Posted on 11/28/2013)
4 of 4
Posted On: 4/6/2013 By: ROBERT
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